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dehiscence

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noun de·his·cence \di-ˈhi-sən(t)s\

Definition of dehiscence

  1. :  an act or instance of dehiscing <pollen freed by dehiscence of the anther>

dehiscent

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Origin and Etymology of dehiscence

New Latin dehiscentia, from Latin dehiscent-, dehiscens, present participle of dehiscere


First Known Use: 1819


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dehiscence

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noun de·his·cence \di-ˈhis-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of dehiscence

  1. :  the parting of the sutured lips of a surgical wound <wound dehiscence resulting from infection>




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